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Pepperdine Appoints New Members to the Board of Regents

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Pepperdine University announced three new additions to its 40-member Board of Regents this June. Peter James Johnson, Jr., Kimberly Lindley, and John Plueger accepted the role of helping to shape the direction of the University. In addition, Pepperdine’s fourth president, William S. Banowsky, has been named Life Regent.

Texas-born William S. Banowsky served from 1971 to 1978 as the fourth president of Pepperdine University, one of the country’s youngest college presidents and the guiding force who envisioned—with third president M. Norvel Young—the making of the “Miracle at Malibu.”

Peter James Johnson, Jr., is president of Leahey & Johnson, a Wall Street law firm. He has earned a reputation for excellence as a trial lawyer and appellate lawyer in complex tort litigation, commercial and corporate litigation, product liability, professional liability, insurance law, and corporate and constitutional litigation.

Kimberly Lindley currently serves on the Campaign for Pepperdine, Seaver Committee. She, along with her husband, Don, continues to build bonds with others that share a common

love for the University and its mission through the Seaver Parents Council, where they were cochairs throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

John Plueger is president, chief operating officer, and member of

the board of directors of Air Lease Corporation. He has spent more than 27 years in the aircraft leasing and aviation industry and is a certified public accountant.